Community Center Cafe Renovation

White Horse Village, Newtown Square, PA

Awards & Accolades

• 2015 Best of 50+ Housing Award Winner: Best 50+ CCRC Community • Featured in Environments for Aging Spring 2015: EFA Design Showcase • 2014 Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc: Excellence Level Merit Construction Award for Institutional - Senior Living Under $15M

The Process

The Café renovations at White Horse Village was first developed by City Invincible as part of a comprehensive Campus Master Plan. Renovations to the Cafe now called “Paddock Grille” are the initial phase renovations focused on updating, expanding and diversifying dining venues including a new Café Marketplace with a Grab ‘n Go.

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  • 6,930 sq ft
  • $1,370,000
  • $198.00 per sq ft


Through renovations and a new outdoor terrace, the refurbished former cafeteria-style café forms a distinctly new identity for White Horse Village. Shoji-style sliding wrought iron gate doors are introduced to separate the areas between the Marketplace, Café and dining providing flexibility to the hours of operation while maintaining an open character. The former café, now the “The Paddock Grille”, includes a new pizza oven, coffee bar/bake shop and mini-grocery. The dining room areas are articulated with a double-sided fireplace and color changing accent wall to provide a variety of seating areas with a more intimate scale. All of these Café amenities were accomplished within the existing envelope of the building.